Anne of Seven GablesPosted: June 16, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Anne of Green Gables, expressions, humor, language, Lucy Maud Montgomery, malaphor, malaphors, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables, words 4 Comments
This might be the first literary malaphor posted. A friend was discussing books and mentioned this one. It is a mash up of Anne of Green Gables, a children’s novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and The House of the Seven Gables, a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Gables created the garble. A shout out to Martin Pietrucha for uttering this one and then man enough to send it in.
Lucy MAUD Montgomery. You misprinted it twice or I wouldn’t bother.
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Changed it. Thanks!
Doug’s sitting here reiterating his argument with Martin about this submission. Doug says it’s a conflation of titles and Mart defended, “well Uncle Dave took it”. Doug says you make up your own rules; I’m just getting in the middle for fun. Hi Dave, -Robyn >
I think it’s legitimate. Similar to word blend malaphor.